GETTING STARTED WITH OMPRACTICE
Yes! We require all students to have their camera ON for the duration of class. This is for a few reasons: for your safety, for the teacher to be able to teach clearly, and for the integrity of the class. This also ensures that our classes are a safe environment for all students.
Please note, you will be required to have your camera on, and if you are not able to do so, the teacher will REMOVE you from class.
Not yet. Right now you can take classes on your laptop or desktop with a camera, or on your phone with the free Zoom.us app.
Individual classes vary in cost, generally from $5 to $25. However, our unlimited membership is only $24.99 per month for as many classes as you like, including both yoga and guided meditation. (Please note, unlimited membership does NOT include classes with our partner studios that are off the public schedule.)
Absolutely. Please be sure to let your teacher know either in the signup process or before class (or both). If you are new to yoga, are pregnant, or have a chronic illness or injury, check with your healthcare provider before you begin. However, people with high blood pressure, glaucoma, or sciatica, and women who are pregnant might need to modify or avoid some yoga poses, and your teacher can assist you with this if you let them know.
NOTE IF YOU ARE PREGNANT: Please consult with your physician before performing physical activity. In general, most of our classes are accessible for pregnant women and modifications can be made throughout your practice at each phase of pregnancy. Contraindications to be aware of are inversions, twists, lying on your belly, and holding or restricting your breath. We recommend that you notify your teacher that you are pregnant so that they can support you during your class and listen to your body to take your practice at your own pace.
Classes to avoid during pregnancy: Breathwork with Eric Brown & Intermediate Power Yoga with Yvette Jain.
Simply add the membership option you want - Monthly or yearly - to your cart and purchase. After that, any and all class purchases will be free! Sign up for as many classes as you like.
That's great! Simply go to the page we made specifically for your health insurer, and sign up for your membership through that page. There's nothing more to do but enjoy classes like any other member.
Many plans will reimburse some or all of the cost of Ompractice under their wellness benefit. To find out if you qualify to get Ompractice reimbursed, follow the reimbursement instructions provided by your insurer.
Membership costs $24.99 per month.
Go to your My Account page and click on the Orders tab to see all the classes you’ve registered for.
BOOKING A CLASS
We work with highly skilled teachers, but it often takes trying some classes to find a teacher who seems like the best fit for you. Experiment and have fun! If you need specific guidance, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org with your goals for yoga or meditation and we’ll offer some suggestions.
Just look through the schedule and find a class you want to take. Add it to your shopping cart and check out. When you’re done, you will receive an email with a unique link to the class in Zoom, the video platform we use for our classes.
You’re welcome to book a class as far ahead as you like.
TAKING A CLASS
Five minutes or so before class, roll out your yoga mat and click the link in the email you received to open Zoom (or find the link in ompractice.com/my-account/orders). Set up your laptop or mobile phone so the camera shows all or most of your yoga mat. Please note: we require your camera to be on for the duration of class. That way the teacher can see you and offer individualized support, and ensure a safe environment for all.
A yoga mat, maybe a water bottle, and your laptop or mobile phone camera, plus a wifi connection (or cell service if you’re using your phone).
We strongly recommend using a yoga mat for comfort and injury prevention. If you don’t have one, we like this one but there are many good mats available.
Yes. Our goal is to bring the benefits of yoga to people who might not otherwise be able to practice. The instructor needs to see you in order to offer real instruction and ensure your safety.
Yes. To take classes through your phone, download the Zoom app and proceed by purchasing through the mobile site. Please note this works best on WIFI or with a strong 4G/LTE connection, and does use data.
Just as in a yoga studio, arriving late can be disruptive to the teacher and students. Please try to arrive 5 minutes before class. But life happens. If you’re up to 5 minutes late, just log on and join the class as quietly as you can.
We get it, sometimes life happens. You are under no obligation to cancel out of your class, but if you'd like the teacher to know, drop us a note in the chat with the class you are missing, or fill out the cancellation form right here.
It’s unlikely, but if you get disconnected, just click the class link and try again. If you still have trouble, contact customer support at email@example.com.
Presently, most of our meditation classes are similar to Vipassana, with meditators focusing on their breath. We’ll be adding more styles soon. If there’s a type of meditation you’d like us to add, please let us know!
That depends on the day! Sometimes 25 minutes can seem long, and other times it seems to fly by. We find it helps to let go of expectations and simply experience the class without judgment or concern.
The number one thing is to simply practice consistently, without judging the experience or doubting yourself. The mind wants to escape with thoughts like “I’m not good at this.” So focus on just being with the experience and congratulate yourself for showing up. Consistent practice will yield results. It's been said that there are no bad meditations, except the ones you don’t do.
Benefits of yoga and meditation
Partnering with ompractice
Yes! Yoga and meditation are great for teams, but not always convenient to provide at the office. We love working with companies to improve the mental and physical well-being of their employees. To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.